Christine Bleakley was crowned Ultimate TV presenter at this week’s Cosmopolitan Awards despite dwindling viewing figures for her new ITV project.
The Northern Irish host has repeatedly hit the headlines over the last few weeks as the ratings for her new show Daybreak, which she co-presents alongside The One Show colleague Adrian Chiles, have continued to nose dive. At their worst, the morning show was achieved an audience of 530,000 viewers, just a third of the number tuning in BBC Breakfast.
Although the switch from BBC to ITV might not being going as smoothly as she hoped, the 31-year-old was voted TV presenter of the year by the judging panel at Cosmo.
Other famous faces who walked away with a gong at the glitzy awards bash in London included X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke who was named Ultimate UK Music Star, and Sheridan Smith who picked up a trophy for her role in the West End Show, Legally Blonde.
Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan won Ultimate TV Actress, while Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts picked up the Ultimate Fashionista Award after bringing out a make-up range earlier this year for pale skin.
In the Real Life Winners category, acid burns victim Katie Piper won the Editor’s Choice Award for her work setting up a charity, The Katie Piper Foundation, to help other victims of acid attacks.